Table 13

Crime Trends

by Suburban and Nonsuburban Cities1 by Population Group, 2017–2018

Population group Violent
crime
Murder and
nonnegligent
manslaughter
Rape2 Robbery Aggravated
assault
Property
crime
Burglary Larceny-
theft
Motor
vehicle
theft
Arson Number
of
agencies
2018
estimated
population
TOTAL SUBURBAN CITIES: 2017 145,104 1,585 18,875 31,376 93,268 1,262,164 188,143 978,899 89,246 5,876
2018 137,966 1,549 19,222 26,738 90,457 1,155,034 160,480 903,123 86,350 5,081 6,652 61,016,915
Percent change -4.9 -2.3 +1.8 -14.8 -3.0 -8.5 -14.7 -7.7 -3.2 -13.5
GROUP IV (25,000 to 49,999) 2017 55,697 587 7,316 14,018 33,776 479,991 70,980 369,126 37,927 1,958
2018 52,095 605 7,476 11,876 32,138 439,670 60,560 341,514 35,948 1,648 704 24,161,235
Percent change -6.5 +3.1 +2.2 -15.3 -4.8 -8.4 -14.7 -7.5 -5.2 -15.8
GROUP V (10,000 to 24,999) 2017 49,767 573 6,233 10,891 32,070 432,811 66,478 333,684 30,884 1,765
2018 47,978 557 6,558 9,111 31,752 400,423 57,341 311,235 30,300 1,547 1,389 22,300,043
Percent change -3.6 -2.8 +5.2 -16.3 -1.0 -7.5 -13.7 -6.7 -1.9 -12.4
GROUP VI (under 10,000) 2017 39,640 425 5,326 6,467 27,422 349,362 50,685 276,089 20,435 2,153
2018 37,893 387 5,188 5,751 26,567 314,941 42,579 250,374 20,102 1,886 4,559 14,555,637
Percent change -4.4 -8.9 -2.6 -11.1 -3.1 -9.9 -16.0 -9.3 -1.6 -12.4
TOTAL NONSUBURBAN CITIES: 2017 63,602 686 8,632 6,921 47,363 461,093 85,962 346,645 25,824 2,662
2018 63,109 664 8,772 6,020 47,653 427,029 76,427 322,048 26,156 2,398 3,648 16,399,697
Percent change -0.8 -3.2 +1.6 -13.0 +0.6 -7.4 -11.1 -7.1 +1.3 -9.9
GROUP IV (25,000 to 49,999) 2017 8,613 108 1,265 1,340 5,900 65,587 12,170 48,809 4,226 382
2018 8,329 95 1,323 1,100 5,811 62,263 10,832 46,750 4,390 291 68 2,207,420
Percent change -3.3 -12.0 +4.6 -17.9 -1.5 -5.1 -11.0 -4.2 +3.9 -23.8
GROUP V (10,000 to 24,999) 2017 22,964 240 3,185 3,041 16,498 184,636 34,191 139,709 9,833 903
2018 23,180 265 3,163 2,740 17,012 172,674 31,067 130,836 9,977 794 371 5,656,759
Percent change +0.9 +10.4 -0.7 -9.9 +3.1 -6.5 -9.1 -6.4 +1.5 -12.1
GROUP VI (under 10,000) 2017 32,025 338 4,182 2,540 24,965 210,870 39,601 158,127 11,765 1,377
2018 31,600 304 4,286 2,180 24,830 192,092 34,528 144,462 11,789 1,313 3,209 8,535,518
Percent change -1.3 -10.1 +2.5 -14.2 -0.5 -8.9 -12.8 -8.6 +0.2 -4.6
  • 1 Suburban cities include law enforcement agencies in cities with less than 50,000 inhabitants that are within a Metropolitan Statistical Area. Suburban cities exclude all metropolitan agencies associated with a principal city. Nonsuburban cities include law enforcement agencies in cities with less than 50,000 inhabitants that are not associated with a Metropolitan Statistical Area.
  • 2 The figures shown in the rape column include only those reported by law enforcement agencies that used the revised Uniform Crime Reporting definition of rape. See the data declaration for further explanation.

Data Declaration

Provides the methodology used in constructing this table and other pertinent information about this table.